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yesterday's leftovers:

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  • KDE Commit-Digest for 1st May 2011
  • Introducing Stuffed Baby Gnu
  • There's An X.Org Driver For Nested X Servers
  • Dirk Dashing 2 Production Update
  • The PSN hack and open source
  • More GNOME 3 Themes
  • GOEPEL electronic supports open source Initiative
  • Debian to drop 686 Flavor kernel
  • Wanna start GNOME user group in your area?
  • openSUSE Ambassadors are rocking all over the world
  • Re-inventing SuSE and Three Futures for Mono

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  • A Sneak Peek at Upcoming Linux Mint 11
  • Linux Game Publishing Is Working On A New Port
  • Red Hat platform-as-a-service cloud targets open source developers
  • Red Hat Summit 2011: Top five takeaways
  • The open source why
  • 5 "Uncommon" Linux Distributions
  • Will kubuntu natty stabilize? Ever?
  • Full Circle Magazine – Python Special Edition #02
  • Fedora 15 “Lovelock” Beta First Look and Initial Review
  • GIMP Ramps Up for Version 2.8 in New Test Version: Get Started
  • iQunix OS 11.04 Is Now Based on Ubuntu 11.04
  • Do not say "Closed Source" or "Proprietary Software"....instead say "Legacy Software"
  • How SOS Open Source Evolved in its First Year
  • OpenRC and baselayout 2 for Gentoo will be stabilized on May 8
  • Open Source Legal Community: Insights from the European Legal Network Conference
  • Bacon: LoCo Directory: Next Steps
  • GNOME 3 and beyond
  • Scanner support
  • Linux kernel wonder patch hits Debian Squeeze
  • Review: LinuxFest Northwest 2011

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  • Ubuntu and Slackware, important distributions released new versions
  • New Download Manager For Firefox, Safari Adopts It First
  • The Post Penguicon Unity Unification Story
  • Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?
  • Is Defective by Design getting any traction at all?
  • OpenWF Working Group Offers Hand To Wayland
  • Firefox Add-On Feedly Corrals Your RSS and Twitter Feeds
  • Red Hat bashes Microsoft, VMware while pitching new cloud software
  • GNOME marketing contract: final report
  • Why Teleplace went open source
  • FLOSS Weekly 164: Buildbot

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  • Tiny Core Linux 3.6 brings improved installer
  • Red Hat to hand off Enterprise Linux 6.1 RC1 at summit this week
  • Debugging with X11Vis
  • DO NOT Install GNOME Shell in Ubuntu from GNOME3-Team PPA
  • KDE e.V. Publishes Final Report for 2010
  • Linux PHP vs. Windows ASP for Web hosting
  • Thinking open source: How startups destroy a culture of fear
  • Concerns about software patents
  • To Toggle, or not to Toggle: The End of Torbutton
  • GL Announces Linux Drivers & APIs
  • Miro 4 Beta Released, Better Performance, More Features
  • Momentum Grows for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • How To Successfully Earn a Living with FOSS, Part 3
  • Swordfish and Opera Next
  • How Linux Was Announced to the World
  • Novell Prevails Over Microsoft in WordPerfect Antitrust Appeal
  • MediaGoblin for freely licensed and distributed photo sharing
  • Linux signage PC enables programmable waiting-room content
  • Mono Developers Go Bye-Bye From Attachmate
  • Nimbula Partners With Red Hat to Support RHEL

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  • KDE: Unity Setup
  • GNOME Panel Dock
  • Broadcom Crystal HD Improvements Under Linux
  • Electronic resurrection through open source
  • The Hot/Crazy Solid State Drive Scale
  • Introducing Opera 11.50 "Swordfish"
  • Splash screens and QML
  • Renoise, monome, hardware, software
  • Amazing GNOME Shell Themes
  • The next step: Coisceim
  • Firefox 4.0.1: Firefox is out (of memory)
  • Red Hat Names its 2011 Certified Professional of the Year
  • Debian Women Offers Building Packages from Source Tutorial
  • PC, or Not PC, That Is the Question for Linux Users
  • Old School Monday: Stalking the Rebel OS
  • Midori v0.3.5 Released with Speed Diak, Private Browsing
  • Sandia's mini supercomputer runs Linux on 196 Gumstix ARM modules

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HowTos
  • Linux Kernel Boot Statistics: 2.6.24 To 2.6.3
  • Adding User Account to Sudoer File
  • 10 iozone Examples for Disk I/O Performance Measurement on Linux
  • Ubuntu Insistant Upgrades & Testing
  • The Best Firefox Security Add-Ons
  • KDEnlive 0.8 Best non-linear video editor for Linux
  • Case Statements in Bash
  • Saturday at LinuxFest NorthWest
  • Installing LXDE on Slackware & Salix 13.37
  • Tassie education dept wants Mac, Linux anti-virus

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HowTos
  • How to obtain the flash videos in Firefox 4
  • Everything is a file? Spitting it out again...
  • How to recover from a failing Kernel
  • Mozilla engineers visit Indonesia to better cater to user needs
  • 'Open source on the rise in UK schools'
  • (Free)BSD quick news ‘n links (week 17)
  • Show your Yahoo calendars in KOrganizer ? so easy…
  • FR: Research institute donates hardware to FSF
  • Building a PC
  • Turning Wireless on Causes Laptop to Freeze on Ubuntu 11.04 Fix
  • A newcomer in Mageia: Java Maven
  • Mockup :: GNOME3 and YaST
  • Support Slackware Linux Project w/ Cool Tees and LEET DVDs

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  • Linux on a Fingernail
  • Another LibreOffice Developmental Release Emerges
  • How to get Speed Dial in Firefox
  • Metal Theme for YaST2
  • GRUB2 Bootloader Editor v0.4.5
  • The crazy Zeitgeist week…
  • A new SUSE Linux, separate from Novell
  • Ubuntu 11.04 - Removing Mono, intentionally easy?
  • How to reset Unity
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 159: EMERGENCY!
  • Volunteers needed to convert pages from a proprietary wiki to MoinMoin
  • dotdee: A modern proposal for improving Debian Conffile Management
  • 2600hz Launches First-Ever Distributed, Open-Source Communications Software
  • Recent patent litigation unveils greed and need for reform
  • Bellingham's LinuxFest Northwest offers information about open source software
  • Musings on Banshee 2.1.0 and turning off the daily PPA
  • Steve Kemp Leaving Debian
  • Benchmark The Browsers! Which One Is The Best?
  • Poor man’s SSD: Confusion and disappointment
  • Red Hat, opensource.com, and the high road
  • Things To Do After Installing New Ubuntu 11.04
  • KDE Commit Digest for 24 April 2011
  • LG working on MeeGo Linux tablets, phones, and more?
  • A cool conky
  • Linux Outlaws 204 - Special: The Lost Interview

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  • Using Styles in Scribus
  • ATI Catalyst 11.4 Released in time for Ubuntu 11.04
  • Cmus - Small, fast and powerful console music player
  • Linux Mint / Ubuntu tweaks
  • Playing together, nicely
  • The Next Best Thing to Open Source?
  • ThemeSelector for GNOME Shell
  • Qt 4.7 and KDE 4.6 for Gentoo going stable, finally!
  • non-executable kernel memory progress
  • Display clipboard history in Ubuntu Gnome/Unity using Diodon Indicator
  • How To Install GNOME 3 Shell In Ubuntu 11.04

today's leftovers:

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  • KDE-Telepathy – A Vision for Integration
  • Which Linux Apps are your kids using?
  • Free software and redundancy as a marketing benefit
  • The Official Ubuntu Book, 5th Edition: Introducing Ubuntu
  • Linux Outlaws 203 - Hot Corner
  • Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement
  • ‘Nautilus Facebook Uploader’ for Linux
  • why
  • PlayOnLinux Adds Portal 2 Support
  • cool ubuntu wallpaper
  • Linux Mint has shirts
  • Lawyer request stop from downloading Debian
  • Browser wars, 2011
  • Equinox Adds 3 More Themes
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